Thursday, March 29, 2012
I have received several requests to show how I made the "vintage" roses I have been using lately that were die cut with Spiral Rose dies. I have several different spiral flower dies and I am using one of the Spellbinder Spiral Rose dies and one from Memory Box for this tutorial. Before I start the tutorial, I will give you the information about this card. It is a 5.5" x 6" card. I used the new Spellbinders border from the "Persian Accents". The whole border was added along the bottom of the card, and just the top portion of that same border was cut off and used along the top. The background was embossed with one of the new Spellbinders "M-Bossabilities" (Elite) folder.
The roses were created using the Spellbinders "Spiral Blossom One" (S4-351) -- which has only one die. When I made this tutorial I did not have the new Spellbinders "Bitty Blossoms" (S5-086) which has three different sizes of this spiral flower in one package. You can do a search on Joan's Gardens blog to see the difference in the two sets of dies. The flourish is from Heartfelt Creations "Bella Rose Die" (HCD 712). A couple of Marianne Design Leaves (LR0156) and Ivy (LR0206) are tucked under the flowers. Pink Kaiser Craft Pearls, a feather and a few little white flowers were added to complete the card.
TUTORIAL FOR CREATING VINTAGE STYLE ROSES USING SPIRAL DIES
Here are all the roses I made one evening. I die cut a lot of them so I could take them with me when I watch TV and I work on them there. If you use the card stock we use from Joan's Gardens, you can die cut two at once. I have several different spiral rose dies and place several on a strip of card stock and with two layers of card stock, have a lot die cut with one roll through the die cutting machine.
I hope this tutorial helps you create your roses. Of course you can just roll the flower and it makes a very pretty "smooth" petal rose; you can also shape the petals with the tools from the Flower Tool Kit.